President Duterte Urges Filipinos Not To Buy Medicines From “Sari-Sari” Stores

President Duterte

President Duterte urged Filipinos not to buy medicines from “sari-sari” stores. PRESIDENT DUTERTE — The Philippine President urged Filipinos not to buy medicines from “sari-sari” stores. The President reiterated his warning to the Filipino people to refrain from buying medicines from “sari-sari” stores as those medicines can make their ailments worse. In his “Talk to … Read more

DILG Says “Sari-Sari” Stores May Apply For FDA License To Sell Over-The-Counter Medicines

Interior Secretary Eduardo Año

DILG: “Sari-sari stores can actually apply to the FDA.” DILG — The Department of the Interior and Local Government said that “sari-sari” stores may apply for authorization from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to sell over-the-counter medicines. On Friday, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said in a TV interview that “sari-sari” stores can sell medicines … Read more

FDA Plans To Ask LGUs To Prohibit “Sari-Sari” Stores From Selling Medicines


The FDA plans to ask LGUs to prohibit “sari-sari” stores from selling medicines. FDA — The Food and Drug Administration plans to ask local government units (LGUs) to prohibit “sari-sari” stores from selling medicines in order to prevent the sale of fake ones. FDA officer-in-charge Oscar Gutierrez mentioned the idea to President Rodrigo Duterte in … Read more